Kelin J. Kuhn

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Cornell University
Materials Science and Engineering
210 Bard Hall
Ithaca NY 14853


Kelin J. Kuhn (M’78–SM’04-F’11) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1980 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, in 1985. Prior to 1997 she was a tenured Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Washington. In 1997, she joined Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, working on the Intel 0.35-μm process technology and was involved in Intel manufacturing process technology development for the 0.35-μm, 130-nm, 90-nm, 45-nm, 22-nm, 14-nm, and 7nm technology nodes.   She retired from Intel in 2014 with the title of Intel Fellow and Director of Advanced Device Technology in the Components Research Group of Intel Corporation.   She is presently the Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University.   She is the author of more than 100 technical papers in electronics and photonics, as well as the author of the textbook Laser Engineering (Prentice-Hall, 1997) and an editor (in partnership with Prof. T.J.K. Liu) of the book CMOS and Beyond: Logic Switches for Terascale Integrated Circuits (Cambridge, 2015).   Dr. Kuhn is an IEEE Fellow, recipient of the IEEE Frederik Philips Award (2016), the IEEE Paul Rappaport Award (2013), and two Intel Achievement Awards (Intel’s highest technical award) one 2006 (for HiK-MG) and one in 2008 (for key contributions to Intel’s 22nm TriGate technology).   She is also a past recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator award (1991-7).